Romantic Wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Bride and groom on wedding day at Blue Hill at Stone Farms
Man and wife looking into each others eyes at the Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Black and white photo of bride and groom holding hands on wedding day at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

This beautiful wedding is yet again another intimate micro wedding made possible by a worldwide pandemic. You know what? At this point, I am loving seeing all of these beautiful success stories. People have been pushed out of their comfort zone, and honestly, so many of my couples have confided in me that they are actually relieved they had a 20 person wedding instead of 200! 

Bride to be smiling at the camera in her wedding dress
Bride smiling on her wedding day wearing Carolina Herrera on Upper West Side apartment in NYC

An Intimate Micro Wedding

Caitlin and George’s wedding was exactly that. The original wedding plan was to have the ceremony at St.Patrick’s Cathedral. Their reception was slotted to entertain a whopping 250+ guests at the Rainbow Room in NYC (George and Caitlin both have huge families). Their first wedding was originally booked for November 14th, 2020. They then decided to postpone to May 1st, 2021. Caitlin recalls that in early August, the two woke up one morning and just looked at each other and said, “Should we wait until May?”  With such uncertainty around events of that size, even in 2021, they decided to do something small.

Beautiful sunny day outside of St. Patrick's Cathedral with American flag.
Bride and groom's wedding ceremony at St. Patrick's Cathedral private back ceremony hall
Newlyweds exiting the St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. bride wearing Carolina Herrera
Bride and groom leaving their NYC ceremony with the NYPD Emerald Society playing bagpipes
Newlyweds excited and happy after a beautiful ceremony at St. Patrick's cathedral in NYC
Street view of fifth avenue from St. Patrick's Cathedral after wedding ceremony in NYC. People wearing masks due to COVID19 pandemic.

Finding Comfort in Blue Hill at Stone Barns

After some research, Caitlin and George found they could still get married at the Lady Chapel at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which was really special. Caitlin looked at Blue Hill with her sister earlier this year. She and her sister instantly fell in love with the picnic theme and intimate dinner party vibes. It was an easy choice because everyone raves about the food at Blue Hill, which was important to the couple. After finding Blue Hill at Stone Barns, the planning process went quickly. With most of these micro weddings, the hardest part is trying to lock down a date that works with your various vendors. Not to mention ensuring that your select few family and friends can make it! 

Caitlin’s vision for their new intimate micro wedding was a mix of modern and rustic. Luckily, since they had the city ceremony and the barn reception, the modern and rustic feeling was achieved! Caitlin wanted bright and colorful flowers. Her florist Jerry from MrBokay made everything exactly as she’d pictured, but better!  When the newlyweds walked out of St. Patrick’s Cathedral they had the NYPD Emerald Society play bagpipes. There was a crowd of people watching; Caitlin and George felt like such celebrities. It was so cool and unique!

Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Garden at Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Masked wedding party enters their reception at Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Bride and groom hold hands in garden at Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Bride smiling into with the sunset behind her
Bride walking into an SUV wearing Carolina Herrera gown
Bride kisses her groom at Blue Hill at Stone barns wearing Carolina Herrera
Bride and groom smiling at their wedding dinner reception lit by candles drinking wine.
Bride and groom cut their cake at night at Blue Hill at Stone Barns garden.
Beautiful floral wedding cake cut at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Vendors:

Ceremony site: St Patrick’s Cathedral
Reception site: Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Bridal gown: Carolina Herrera (RTW Collection)
Jewelry: Rings – Raineri Jewelers 
Jewelry: Earrings – Dannijo
Shoes: Aquazzura (ceremony)
Reception Shoes: Banana Republic
Hair: Julius Michael & Arturo Ortiz 
Makeup: Caroline Blanchard 
Engagement Ring: Raineri Jewellers 
Wedding Bands: Raineri Jewellers 
Cake: Blue Hill @ Stone Barns
Favors: Blue Hill @ Stone Barns

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